Stephen Groves – HSE Advisor
Presenting our HSE Coordinator for Southern Alberta, Stephen Groves! Just shy of 3 years with the Clark Builders, Stephen works closely with the project teams at sites to ensure that Safety standards and guidelines are being followed. By Stephen’s reckoning, safety isn’t just about standards and guidelines; it’s about relationship building, having open conversations, listening to each other, taking people’s perspectives into consideration, and showing how following safety procedures fit into all of this. With a love for the construction industry, meeting new people, and solving problems, Stephen enjoys being involved at various sites. Outside of work, he can often be found on a golf course or walking his three dogs!
What is your favourite part of the job?
There are many things I would consider favourites in my role. The first is all the great people I work with in the Safety team as well as at our sites. We have some amazing employees and I enjoy working closely with everyone. Another favourite thing about my role is being able to support the teams in solving any safety issues that arise. My curious mind likes to investigate problems and my role gives me the opportunity to do that. I also like the fact that each day is different and there is always something new for me to support the teams on.
What do you enjoy most about this industry?
The construction industry is so interesting and is an industry I have always been involved in. I really enjoy being able to see the construction of structures from start to finish, being able to work at different sites all the time and being involved in different activities going on at each site.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I love golfing and spending time walking our three dogs. We will try and get out golfing every weekend if possible (when it is nice in Calgary!!) and like to try different golf courses in and around Calgary. We also are part of a Dragon Boat team which is so much fun!!